Improving quality and building capacity of Night schools
Masoom's founder, Nikita Ketkar, felt the need and urgency for better quality education at night schools in Mumbai as the system failed to meet students' expectations. Masoom was set up to bridge this gap, empower night school students to realize their fullest potential and get better jobs.
Masoom's Night School Transformation Program has a three pronged approach: (i) Education Infrastructure & Inputs - basic amenities such as nutrition, notebooks, textbooks, science labs, library books and computers. (ii) Capacity Building of Stakeholders - training sessions and workshops for teachers, parents and students. (iii) Advocacy - initiatives to bring about policy level changes in favor of Night Schools. Their career guidance cell provides vocational training and career guidance.
Outcome: Masoom has covered >17,000 direct beneficiaries in the past 8 years. It has grown from 2 night schools and 180 students in FY09 to 60 night schools and 4,657 students in FY16. Attendance is ~72%. SSC pass rate (57 schools) is 77% versus other night schools having 61% pass rate.
Income Rs10 cr
Expense Rs9 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017
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